Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

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The Global Accreditation Center is the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management and related degree programs, accrediting programs at the bachelor’s, postgraduate, and doctorate levels offered within accredited institutions of higher education worldwide. Organizations today recognize project management as a critical competency. Colleges and universities are responding with programs that prepare students to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills to fulfill this need.

The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) assures accredited programs are relevant, student-focused, and accountable. As the leading accrediting body for project, program, and portfolio management programs, GAC is committed to excellence and continuous improvement.

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Handbook of Accreditation for Academic Degrees and Awards

Review the standards of accreditation and learn more about the accreditation process.

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New Handbook of Accreditation Released 

GAC announces the release of a new Handbook of Accreditation 5.0 including revised eligibility requirements and accreditation standards.

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Video | The Role of GAC 

Learn how GAC helps colleges and universities earn and maintain program excellence, and supports the growth of the project management profession by preparing students for future jobs.

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Steps to Get Your Program Accredited

Learn about the 4-step process to have your program accredited.

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Learn more about GAC accreditation, becoming a peer reviewer or upcoming events.

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Register for an Upcoming Webinar

Learn best practices for the GAC accreditation process or serving as a GAC volunteer team member. Access previously recorded webinars.

GAC Accreditation Workshops


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Early Career Resource Library

Whether you're a job seeker, graduate student, or an undergrad, the PMI Early Career Resource page will help you develop your career and find tools to advance.

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On-Demand GAC Training 

For programs seeking or reaffirming GAC accreditation, as well as GAC volunteers, on-demand trainings instructs on the value and benefits of GAC accreditation and accreditation procedures.

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GAC Open Office Hours for GAC Handbook 5.0 Release 

GAC is holding open office hours to answer program representatives and volunteer questions regarding the updated Handbook of Accreditation for Academic Programs in Project Management and Related Programs - Fifth Edition (5.0). 

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Resources For Applicant Programs and GAC Visit Teams

Access a library of resources for applicant and reaffirming programs, GAC visit teams and other GAC documents.

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Resources for Accreditation Visits

Online training modules for GAC Visit Team Members and programs considering or applying for GAC accreditation.

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PMI Certification Requirements for GAC Graduates 

Graduates of GAC accredited programs will be granted substantial credit toward the experience requirement for all PMI certifications. 

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